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Latest Updates Related to SPSW

February 28, 2019

UHP Prevented Massive Collisions While Saving a Herd of Deer

Tonight one of SPSW’s spotters noticed a herd of deer huddled against the median overpass at the I-80 / Highway 40 East exchange. There was absolutely no chance that the deer would be able to cross the traffic lanes without causing cars to swerve and likely take out the entire herd (the herd moves together […]

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February 5, 2019

SPSW Amongst Top 5 News Stories in 2018

For the second year in a row, Park City Record readers have tapped Save People Save Wildlife’s efforts as one of the most important concerns for 2018. Read the story here: https://www.parkrecord.com/news/summit-county/summit-county-saw-strife-in-2018/

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December 14, 2018

Wildlife Bridge Off Limits to People and Pets

The following article and broadcast from KPCW highlights UDOT, DWR, and SPSWs message that Wildlife will not use the Wildlife bridge if there are people are pets using it too. Our goal is to “Keep it Wild” so that the animals will be sure to frequent the overpass. Cameras will be installed so that DWR […]

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December 13, 2018

Wildlife Overpass Opens!

Today UDOT hosted the opening day for Utah’s very first wildlife overpass. This new overpass will now give wildlife another option besides crossing over busy I-80 in Park City, which runs directly through their migratory path. This new overpass is strictly for wildlife use; humans and pets are prohibited from using this bridge. UDOT and […]

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November 10, 2018

We Did It!

Thank you volunteers, supporters and our community for your tremendous support of Save People Save Wildlife during this community’s biggest day of giving. Save People Save Wildlife is delighted to announce that on November 9, 2018 alone, we raised over $13,000.00 toward the repair and installation of new fencing along our dangerous Park City I-80 […]

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August 29, 2018

SPSW Commends UDOT for Expediting Wildlife Fence Installation

After two years of frequent meetings with UDOT – the much-needed Wildlife fencing begins ahead of schedule. Read the following article from the Park Record, at the link. https://www.parkrecord.com/news/summit-county/save-people-save-wildlife-commends-udot-for-expediting-wildlife-fencing-installation/

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August 28, 2017

KSL Covers SPSW and UDOT I-80 Improvements

We are grateful to KSL for covering at length, the developments in Wildlife safety mitigation along I-80. In this story, you’ll see the extent of disrepair (or non-existence) of fencing that lead to over 80 wildlife / human collisions in just a few short years. SPSW, as advocates for our community made a direct impact […]

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Much Anticipated Wildlife Fencing Begins

After months of anticipation, UDOT begins fencing along I-80’s busiest and most dangerous corridor. See ABC TV’s coverage, at the link. https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/wildlife-fencing-installed-on-i-80-near-parleys-summit/800217760

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February 6, 2017

Elk Herd Shuts Down I-80

Prior to installation of the Wildlife bridge, Lambs Canyon was an absolute hot spot for Elk, Deer, Moose and even Bears along (and on) I-80. In early 2017, a large herd of Elk found themselves bedded in the middle of this heavily trafficked corridor. In an unprecedented move, the Department of Wildlife Rescources, along with […]

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November 29, 2016

SPSW Presents $42,000 Check to UDOT to Expedite Wildlife Fencing

After a very successful fundraiser was launched by Save People Save Wildlife, we were able to present a check to UDOT to being wildlife mitigation efforts along I-80. We are grateful to all of our donors and supporters for the tremendous outpouring of funds that would allow UDOT to expedite wildlife fencing along I-80. Save […]

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